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    Suppressors vs Muzzle Breaks

    Hey Guys
    I have been tossing up between a muzzle brake or suppressor...... I see that Hunting and Fishing do a package deal on Tikka for $2000 and you get a Hardy gen 6 suppressor. I am in two minds, I want to be able to shoot 500m. I was thinking of getting a magnum or maybe going with something like a 6.5 creedmoor. I understand muzzle breaks give more recoil reduction, but which is best overall.....?

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    There is an old post about that exact subject somewhere, from not too long ago

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    Do you hunt with other people or a dog? If so suppressor
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    Non Magnum, suppressor

    Magnum, brake.

    Dogs & mates, suppressor.

    Gongs, brake

    Lightweight, brake.

    Multiple shots, brake

    Maximum recoil reduction, decent brake.

    The odd shot with no hearing protection, suppressor

    Minimal disturbance of game at range, brake

    Disclaimer, yes I sell some of the best brakes in the world & freely admit they are nasty antisocial things, but your shoulder will love you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Non Magnum, suppressor

    Magnum, brake.

    Dogs & mates, suppressor.

    Gongs, brake

    Lightweight, brake.

    Multiple shots, brake

    Maximum recoil reduction, decent brake.

    The odd shot with no hearing protection, suppressor

    Minimal disturbance of game at range, brake

    Disclaimer, yes I sell some of the best brakes in the world & freely admit they are nasty antisocial things, but your shoulder will love you
    Honestly that's exactly what I'm looking for, thanks for the great answer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Non Magnum, suppressor

    Magnum, brake.

    Dogs & mates, suppressor.

    Gongs, brake

    Lightweight, brake.

    Multiple shots, brake

    Maximum recoil reduction, decent brake.

    The odd shot with no hearing protection, suppressor

    Minimal disturbance of game at range, brake

    Disclaimer, yes I sell some of the best brakes in the world & freely admit they are nasty antisocial things, but your shoulder will love you
    If you want all of the above get both. There are a couple of rifles here set up with both, but they do have a different zero which is easy to sort changing between the two. The additional cost of adding a brake is not much.
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    I prefer suppressor for the noise reduction as even one shot makes my ears ring for days plus using a single shot the blast and noise from a brake is a bit closer to me and I do get recoil reduction with a suppressor even a 7mm08 was very light recoil out of my first single shot big difference to the second one without suppressor now have a 243 one and would happily let my 6 year old grandson shoot it with suppressor on.
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    Never forget unless you are using subsonic ammo you should always wear hearing protection with any centrefire rifle even when using a suppressor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post

    Minimal disturbance of game at range, brake
    why at range is a brake better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nugget connaisseur View Post
    why at range is a brake better?
    It throws the sound signal around rather than directly towards the animal which makes it more difficut for the animal to pinpoint where it came from
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nugget connaisseur View Post
    why at range is a brake better?
    Because a decent brake vents the noise back past the shooter away from the animal.

    A suppressor still puts all its noise towards the animal, quieter than unsuppressed but still towards the animal.

    Its interesting to watch their behavior

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    Cheers,

    I have noticed even at 200m suppressor makes a bit of difference on how goats react.
    Im in the same boat as 7mmtom torn between a brake or suppressor on my 260. Leaning towards the brake as will be used for gongs and field shoots mostly.
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    What about R&D on these things and where is it headed?

    Are we any closer to having something that does both useful noise and recoil reduction for about half the size and weight of our current suppressors?

    I'm guessing that if it happens it will be through material advancements and military development?
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    FWIW my rifle shoots better with a suppressor but is more manageable with a brake. All my rifles are suppressed when I am hunting UNLESS there will absolutely definitely be time for earmuffs for me..............an the dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    What about R&D on these things and where is it headed?

    Are we any closer to having something that does both useful noise and recoil reduction for about half the size and weight of our current suppressors?

    I'm guessing that if it happens it will be through material advancements and military development?
    That's like a car that will do 1 litre per 100 kms & then people would still be complaining about its efficiency

 

 

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